Mandolin Orange, North Carolina's sensational Americana and folk artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Ogden Theater!
Mandolin Orange was formed in Chapel Hill (North Carolina) in 2009 and is a duo consisting of Andrew Marlin (vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo, and songwriting) and Emily Frantz (vocals, violin, and guitar). They met through some mutual friends who had a bluegrass band in Chapel Hill and it wasn't long before they started making music together. They named themselves after an actual orange colored mandolin they had and they started off with cover versions of songs by bluegrass artists Stanley Bothers, Monroe Brothers, Norman Blake. They also worked Andrew’s original material until the latter became their main focus. Their musical style is best described as a blend of Americana (contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, blues, roots rock, R&B, folk, and bluegrass, resulting in a distinctive roots oriented sound), folk, bluegrass (a genre that takes roots from Irish, Scottish and English traditional music, and was also later influenced by the music of African Americans through incorporation of jazz elements), country, and pop. They've had a stellar career with 4 studio albums, 1 double album, and they've performed at many major festivals such as Austin City Limits, South-by-Southwest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Pickathon, and Merlefest.
Don’t miss your chance to see this artist add a unique touch to Americana and folk music!